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Buffalo man charged in robbery of cab driver in which gun was fired

Buffalo police on Monday made an arrest in a taxicab robbery in which a gun was fired inside the vehicle.

Michael D. Gandy of Buffalo faces four felony charges in connection with the Friday morning robbery at East Woodlawn Avenue and Moselle Street, according to a police report.

Gandy, 29, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, according to the report.

The cab driver told police he was robbed of $30 around 3:30 a.m. The victim said he was struck in the head with a gun by his backseat passenger and the gun was fired as he struggled over the weapon with the assailant. Police recovered a .45-caliber handgun and a round from the taxi.

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